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Fun Food Holidays™ December 12th is National Ambrosia Day

National Ambrosia Day

Ambrosia, the mythical "food of the gods," is a heavenly treat to real mortal diners at any time of the year. This cool and creamy citrus fruit salad is a light and tasty side dish or dessert.

CDK has many classic-style recipes for ambrosia, plus a whole body of wacky ambrosia salad-inspired items like ambrosia cakes, bars, and even a body scrub!

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Butternut Ambrosia Salad
recipe for butternut ambrosia salad

Made with green onions, raw walnuts, roughly chopped, sunflower seeds, cilantro, orange juice, fresh parsley, lime juice, tamari or soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos, garlic, sesame oil


Wheat Berry Ambrosia
recipe for wheat berry ambrosia

Made with Pecan halves for garnish, optional, bananas, mandarin oranges, seedless red grapes, cut into halves, whipped topping, lemon juice, (8 oz size) crushed pineapple, undrained, vanilla pudding


Ambrosia Extreme Makeover
recipe for ambrosia extreme makeover

Made with red seedless grapes, strawberries, ripe pineapples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks, cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks, bananas, fresh mint, sugar, lemon juice, orange juice


Chinese Ambrosia Pie
recipe for chinese ambrosia pie

Made with flaked coconut, cream cheese, ginger, almond extract, milk, sugar, cornstarch, orange juice, (8 oz size) mandarin oranges (drained and cut into small pieces)


Citrus Ambrosia
recipe for citrus ambrosia

Made with orange peel, unsweetened shredded coconut, pineapple, navel oranges, tangerines


Peach Ambrosia
recipe for peach ambrosia

Made with flaked coconut, sugar, lemon juice, red seedless grapes, banana, peach


Ambrosia Punch
recipe for ambrosia punch

Made with coconut, ginger ale, orange juice, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, oranges, vanilla ice cream


Unique Ambrosia
recipe for unique ambrosia

Made with honey, pecan, starfruit or Kiwi fruit, sliced, blackberries or raspberries, papaya, peeled and sliced thin, grated unsweetened coconut, oranges


Jellied Ambrosia
recipe for jellied ambrosia

Made with grated or shredded coconut, banana, oranges, lemon juice, orange juice, sugar, water, unflavored gelatin


Hawaiian Ambrosia
recipe for hawaiian ambrosia

Made with pecans, raisins, pineapple chunks, miniature marshmallows, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, plain yogurt or sour cream, shredded coconut


Ambrosia
recipe for ambrosia

Made with pecans, sour cream, cherries, small package shredded coconut, small package miniature marshmallows, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, pineapple tidbits


Tropical Ambrosia
recipe for tropical ambrosia

Made with lemon juice, container (8 ounce) reduced-fat sour cream, pecans, flaked coconut, miniature marshmallows, bananas, jar (6 ounce) maraschino cherries, drained, sliced, (15 ounce) Mandarin


Ambrosia Waldorf Salad
recipe for ambrosia waldorf salad

Made with coconut, nondairy whipped topping, black walnuts, cranberry halves, sugar, miniature marshmallows, apples, seedless green grape, pineapple tidbits


Carrots Ambrosia
recipe for carrots ambrosia

Made with parsley, salt, baby carrots, butter, sugar, oranges


Spinach Ambrosia Salad
recipe for spinach ambrosia salad

Made with orange juice, (11 ounce size) pineapple and mandarin orange segments, drained, coconut, fresh spinach


Sweet Honey Ambrosia
recipe for sweet honey ambrosia

Made with flaked coconut, lemon juice, honey, orange juice, banana, oranges


Yogurt Ambrosia
recipe for yogurt ambrosia

Made with pineapple yogurt, flaked coconut, navel oranges, sectioned, lemon juice, pear, peeled, diced, Red Delicious apple, diced, bananas


California Ambrosia Salad
recipe for california ambrosia salad

Made with flaked coconut, sour cream, powdered ginger, salt, brown sugar, lemon juice, pitted fresh dates, bananas, oranges


Ambrosia Parfaits
recipe for ambrosia parfaits

Made with mint sprigs, nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt, slightly softened, sweetened shredded coconuts, navel oranges, grapes, crushed juice-packed pineapple, drained, with juice reserved


Ambrosia Fruit Salad
recipe for ambrosia fruit salad

Made with ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, maraschino cherries, miniature marshmallows, frozen whipped topping, coconut, walnuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges


Baked Ambrosia In A Cup
recipe for baked ambrosia in a cup

Made with pomegranate seeds or quartered maraschino cherries, flaked coconut, honey, brown sugar, (8-ounce size) pineapple chunks, pineapple chunks, oranges


Ambrosial Bread
recipe for ambrosial bread

Made with active dry yeast, water, crushed peanut butter and coconut candy, honey, powdered milk, salt, bread flour


Honey Ambrosia
recipe for honey ambrosia

Made with honey, pineapple chunks, oranges, bananas, coconut, plain nonfat yogurt


Ambrosia Cake Royale
recipe for ambrosia cake royale

Made with orange peel, Maraschino cherries, drained, coarsely chopped, pineapple tidbits, flaked coconut, pecans, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, flour


Southern Ambrosia
recipe for southern ambrosia

Made with maraschino cherries, pineapple, navel oranges, coconut, banana



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